School Holidays in Hull and East Riding

Holiday Clubs, Workshops & Special Events

There are lots of holiday clubs, workshops and special events run across our region in the school holidays. If you are running a club, workshop or event please contact us here to be listed

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Back to Ours – Hull City of Culture February Half Term Festival

Back by popular demand, Hull 2017’s incredible festival is returning to a neighbourhood near you to keep the whole family entertained during February half term:

PICTURE HOUSE: CHICKEN RUN
13th February at Sirius Academy West, 15th February at Winifred Holtby Academy, 17th February at Freedom Centre. All at 11am.
Make your own Claymation character in our animation workshop before sitting down to see Nick Park’s Chicken Run. Suitable for all ages. £2.50.
PICTURE HOUSE: WALLACE & GROMMIT – CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
13th February Feb at Sirius Academy West, 15th February at Winifred Holtby Academy, 17th February at Freedom Centre. All at 2pm.
Create a clay bunny in our animation workshop then join us to discover the marvellous inventions of Nick Park’s Wallace & Grommit. Suitable for all ages. £2.50

THE GIANT’S LOO ROLL
13th February at Archbishop Sentamu Academy, 14th February at Kingswood Academy, 15th February at Sirius Academy West.  All shows at 11am & 2pm
The villagers living in the town below the Giant’s house had better watch out – his runaway loo roll has gone bouncing down the hill heading straight towards them! Find out what happens in this rip-roaring musical. Suitable for ages 2+. £2.50 child, £5 adult

THE AMAZING BUBBLE MAN
16th February, 7.30pm at Sirius Academy West, 17th February 7.30pm at Freedom Centre, 18th February 2pm at Winifred Holtby Academy
Think you know bubbles? Wrong! Let The Amazing Bubble Man delight and amaze you with his unique show and prepare to float away in a world of bubble volcanoes, rocket ships and maybe even a flying saucer. Suitable for all ages. £2.50 child, £5 adult

JEDDYBEAR & GARYS’ PICNIC
17th February at North Point Shopping Centre, 18th February at Hymers College, both at 11am & 2pm.
If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise! Jed Salisbury and Gary Jennison from Hull Comedy Festival go on a journey full of mischief and fun to keep the whole family laughing and entertained. Suitable for ages 2+. £2.50

HOTEL PARADISO
15th – 18th February, 4pm & 8pm at Archbishop Sentamu Academy
Thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with charm, clowning, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this colourful show from one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies.
Meet Madame and the charming staff of the quirkily ineffective Hotel Paradiso and their arch enemy, the dastardly Banker, who schemes to repossess the hotel. BSL interpreted on Sat 17 Feb at 8pm. Suitable for ages 8+. £2.50 child, £7.50 adult

Tickets start from £2.50 and are available on the Hull City of Culture website here.


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Gabrielle’s – School Holiday Pottery Painting

Gabrielle’s Pottery Painting Studio and Tea Room, 19 Hull Road, Anlaby, HU10 6SP. 01482 654481.

Paint Me a Story and general pottery painting runs during most school holidays. Contact them for details of the next holiday activities.

Gabrielle’s is open Monday to Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. For more info see their facebook page here or check out their website here.

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Goldstar Active – School Holiday Camps

At Goldstar Active’s new purpose built gymnastic studio, York Way, Willerby, HU10 6HD. (next to Aldi, behind Store More).

Multi-active camps, includes gymnastics, trampolining, street dance, musical theatre. All taught by qualified instructors. Holiday camps run during most school holidays.

Suitable for ages 5+, £20 per day or £80 for all 5 days. No need to book, just turn up on the day. For more info call them on 0800 160 1667, email hello@goldstaractive.co.uk or check out their website here.

All classes also running during the school holidays and a cafe and soft play inside, all welcome just pop in!


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Kids Takeover – February Half Term Holiday Club

Kids Takeover run fun activity camps for 5 – 12 yrs in school holidays. Camps include sports, dance, themed days, competitions, arts/crafts, challenges and more. They run 10.30am-3.30pm (with early drop offs at 8am and late pick ups at 6pm also available).

Spring Fun Camps are running from Monday the 12th of February until Friday the 16th of February at:

  • The Academy Sports Centre – Cranbrook Avenue, Hull, HU6 7TN
  • St Andrew’s Primary School – West Ella Road, Kirk Ella, HU10 7QL
  • St Mary’s Church of England Primary School – Eden Road, Beverley, HU17 7HD

Cost – Main camp is £12.00 per day, £6.00 each for early drop off and late pick up.
New membership scheme available which includes goody bag and great exclusive discounts.

For info and bookings call 0845 122 3457 or visit their website here.


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Lab Rascals Science Workshops

Lab Rascals run science workshops during the school holidays, suitable for 5 – 14 year olds.

£6 per child. Limited places available so book well in advance, please book via https://bookwhen.com/y4uer.

For more dates and information on these or Lab Rascals Children’s Parties contact Katie on contact katie@labrascals.co.uk, call 07828 285155 or check out their Facebook page  or website.


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The Deep

the deepTower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000.

Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!

Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.

Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Details of feeding times and all other info is on their website here.

The Deep has its own café serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent children’s boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.

The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.

Save 10% by booking your tickets on their website before you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.

Don’t forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&C’s on their website).

During the school holidays there are also arts and crafts at Craft Corner, see their website for details of the next events.


Beverley Rocks

A facebook group set up to inspire and delight children through the holidays. Paint some rocks and hide them, if you find them share the pics and re-hide them. We’ve really enjoyed finding and re-hiding them! All details on facebook here.

Other groups are launching too. Sproatley Rocks can be found on facebook here and a group covering the Haltemprice area (West Hull villages) on facebook here.


Brough Methodist Church School Holiday Club

Brough Methodist Church, 54 Welton Road, Brough, HU15 1DL.

Holiday club for Primary School aged children. 10am-3pm (arrive at 9.45am for registration) in most school holidays.

Please book places in advance by calling Sue on 07917 567603.


Children’s Centre Holiday Activities

Most children’s centres in Hull & the East Riding run a special program of free activities during school holidays. You can find details of all the children’s centres in the following sections –

East Riding

West Hull

East Hull


Cottingham Sports Centre Holiday Activities

Cottingham Sports Centre (Cottingham Pavilion), Northgate, Cottingham, HU16 5QW.

Run various classes and activities in school holidays. For info and to book call 01482 840290

Also have an Ofsted registered, award winning children’s club. Available throughout all school holidays for children aged 5-10. Half day £12, full day £20, full week.


Events & Activities

You can find details of all one off family events and activities happening over the school holidays by day in the Mumbler Events Calendar here.


Goals – Holiday Camps

Goals Hull, Ipark, Innovation Drive, Hull, HU5 1SG

Goals Soccer Camps are perfect for developing your child’s soccer skills. Whether they are a budding Beckham or a complete beginner we have something for everyone. The days are packed with fun football activities from skills to games and much more.

Rn during most school holidays. Suitable for ages 4 – 14 years and everyone is welcome. £35 for the full 4 days or £10 per day, sibling discount available. Lunch packages available (need to be booked in advance).

To book call 01482 730100, email hull@goalsfootball.co.uk.


Half Term Theatre Workshop

Performing Arts College, 43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PS.

Black Pig Entertainment, run by a group of musical theatre students at HCUK, are putting on a theatre workshop for children aged 7-13 years. Parents/carers are welcome to stay, refreshments will be provided. 12th February, 10am – 12noon.

£2 per child. To book a place call 07411 027736 or email blackpigentertainment@hotmail.com.


Hessle Soccer Camps

King George V Playing Fields, Hessle (the Recca).

Football training, Fun, Games and Tournaments for boys and girls aged 4 – 13 years. All delivered by fully qualified FA coaches. Camps run in most school holidays, 9.30am-2.30pm.

£10 per day or £25 for all 3 days. For more info and to book call 07903 552528 or email hesslesoccercamp@gmail.com


Hull Museums Activities

The Hull Museums run free activities during school holidays. Details of the next school holidays coming soon….


Humber Street Gallery Family Exhibitions

Humber Street Gallery, Humber Street (Fruit Market), Hull.

Humber Street Gallery have 2 new exhibitions celebrating the City of Culture volunteers, both running to the 25th February daily from 10am.

Big Picture is a photographic commission undertaken by Leo Francis in collaboration with Chris Fenton. It celebrates the individual characters and collective personality of the City of Culture volunteers, on display in Gallery 1.

Grains of Scandalous Blue by Julia Vogl in Galleries 2 and 3 features coloured sand housed in hundreds of glass jars, each representing the views and opinions of an individual City of Culture volunteer and a phenomenological colour field that will take over the gallery walls and floor in symbolisation of the emotions and statistics associated with the volunteer programme.

Free, suitable for all ages. Family friendly gallery, also has a nice cafe on the ground floor.


Leisure Centre’s Holiday Activities

There are children’s activities are running at the Hull and East Riding Leisure Centres during school holidays.

Call your local one for full details. See the Days Out section for a full list of Leisure Centres in our area and their contact details.


Libraries

Most local libraries run extra, free activities during the school holidays. There’s a list of all local libraries on Mumbler here.


My Baby Can Dance Hull – School Holiday Specials

My Baby Can Dance run movement and music sessions for little ones across Hull and the East Riding. They have school holiday specials open to everyone, details of the next ones coming soon…


Northern Lights Drama School Holiday Workshops

Hull Collegiate School, Anlaby.

Join Northern Lights for school holiday workshops in drama, dance and singing. Family and friends are invited to watch a showcase at the end of the day.

Suitable for ages 3 – 16 years. Cost: £28 per child. Booking in advance is essential and places are limited. For more info and to book call 01482 641690 or email info@heynld.co.uk


Teos Tennis Holiday Camps

At Swanland Lawn Tennis Club, throughout school holidays.

Tennis Training: for ages 4-8, 8-10 and 11-16 yrs. Daily at 10am-11am (£5.50/session) or 10am-12.15pm (£8.50/session)

Holiday Camps: for ages 6-16 yrs. Morning camp 8.30am-12.15pm (£14/day), Afternoon camp 1pm-5pm (£10/day), Full Day camp 8.30am-5pm (£20/day) or any 5 hours camp (£15/day).

For more info or to book contact Teo Arkut on 07890 783807 or teostennis@hotmail.co.uk


The Tennis Academy East Riding Holiday Clubs

The Tennis Academy East Riding hold tennis and multisport school holiday camps run by LTA qualified coaches for 5-16 year olds at South Cave Tennis Club during school holidays.

Full days 9am – 4pm – all four days £50 or £16 each day.

Mornings 9am -12pm – all four days £32 or £10 each day.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited, to book and for more info call Carl on 07813 611149


Tigers Trust Soccer Schools

Tigers Trust Sport & Education are run Soccer Schools, Multi-Sports and Goal Keeper Training sessions in school holidays at venues across East Yorkshire. Suitable for boys and girl aged 5 – 12 (Goal Keeping 7-12).

10am-3pm. From £15 per day with discounts for multiple days. For more info and to book call 01482 358371 or email office@tigerstrust.co.uk